Terroir

CAPÇANES has the privilege of the use of a wide range of different soils and altitudes. Our intention is that our wines reflect the characteristics of the land.

Calissa (limestone): Produces fresh and floral wines ….. Fragmented rock allows the routes of the vines to grow deep into the soil in search of water. The soil is not dense, hence it does not retain water, sending the routes ever deeper (8 to 12 meters).



Licorella (slate): Produces rich and mineral-based wines... large rock plates are formed, by tectonic movements and surface pressure, and obtain heat. These rocks remain in constant contact with the vine roots, preventing them from reaching deeper. 



Argila (clay): Produces wild wines with an edge... compact claylike soil that used to form lake bottoms. Plant life suffers  due to lack of oxygen and is forced to battle the dense soil in search of water.
 


Panal (sand): Produces fruity. easy wines…Soil that has been eroded by wind to form a sandy, beach-like terrain. The routes cast themselves downward with ease, picking up chalk as they go.